by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Kyle Feldscher explains in the Washington Examiner why many federal government jobs are likely to remain vacant.
President Trump doesn’t plan to fill many of the hundreds of appointed political jobs in his administration because he thinks they’re unnecessary.
In an interview with Fox News, Trump said he’s been hit for not filling about 1,200 administration jobs that require Senate confirmation, but people don’t understand that he’s not trying to fill many of those jobs.
“A lot of those jobs, I don’t want to appoint someone because they’re unnecessary to have,” Trump said. “In government, we have too many people.”
Trump offered that up as an example of why he gave himself a C for messaging during his first month in office. …
… That communication strategy often involves Trump bringing his message directly to the people through his Twitter account. Trump admitted he doesn’t often think about some sort of grand plan when he’s tweeting, instead shooting off thoughts on whatever’s on his mind. …
… Trump said he doesn’t plan to stop using Twitter, which has been a mainstay of his brand long before he decided to run for the highest office in the country. At this point, it’s his best way to reach supporters without the filter of the media, he said.